Starting off with Tulsa where a new product line at an Oklahoma marijuana dispensary has caused a bit of a stir. THC infused Slushies at Fighting Flower Dispensary in Tulsa has forced the state agency responsible for regulating the medical marijuana program, to issue a memo. Despite the dispensary’s insistence in being compliant with the law, the state agency’s position remains firm that marijuana-infused slushies are unlikely to meet requirements outlined in Oklahoma statutes and rules.
However, it’s not all gloom in Tulsa, where another medical marijuana dispensary is in the news for all the right reasons! Whole Leaf, near 91st and Yale, donated 10 percent of its sales to the families of two officers who were shot in the line of duty in early July.
Moving on to Edmond, where a medical marijuana processor Moon Mix, LLC has been fined $541,000 by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA), for allegedly selling contaminated cannabis offerings that tested positive for several pesticides earlier this year.
The OMMA has strict rules in place with regards to the amount of pesticide residue allowed on harvest samples.
In more news, Oklahoma has now enforced medical cannabis product testing. The regulatory authority is administering laboratory testing after a three-month grace period to ensure enough licensed labs are in place amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The sales of medical marijuana in Oklahoma seem undeterred by COVID-19, with a projected $700 million-$860 million in sales this year. With that statistic in mind, the OMMA has announced mandatory testing requirements that apply to all marijuana products sold by a grower or processor.
And finally, if you are looking to get your OMMA ID card renewed, we suggest this resource on the OMMA website, which is a walkthrough video of the renewal process.